Wheels in mo­tion to face road chal­lenges

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE new boss in charge of Buck­ing­hamshire’s roads has said he will work hard to get the ‘best road net­work and trans­porta­tion links’ for the county.

County coun­cil­lor for Che­sham Mark Shaw, pic­tured, was re­cently se­lected by leader of Bucks County Coun­cil Martin Tett in a cabi­net reshuf­fle to be the new port­fo­lio holder for trans­port.

Mr Shaw said: “Af­ter be­ing a deputy in the trans­port depart­ment at county hall for the last year it was a huge priv­i­lege to be ap­pointed to the top role it­self within the trans­port depart­ment.

“It is quite clear, es­pe­cially af­ter speak­ing to so many peo­ple in the re­cent elec­tions, that there are a num­ber of chal­lenges that need to be faced in the com­ing weeks and months to en­sure that we can get the wheels in mo­tion to get the best road net­work and trans­porta­tion links that we can in our county.

“I will work hard and en­sure there is a clear and concise mes­sage go­ing back to our con­trac­tors that we want the best pos­si­ble job done in the most cost ef­fec­tive way and poor stan­dards of work will not be tol­er­ated.

“I look for­ward to work­ing with the trans­port team and my deputy, Coun­cil­lor Paul Ir­win, in de­liv­er­ing our aims. I’m also very pleased that at the last full coun­cil meet­ing to have had ap­proved an ex­tra £3mil­lion to in­vest in our ru­ral and un­clas­si­fied road net­work which will fur­ther im­prove our road net­work.”

In the past four years the coun­cil has in­vested al­most £70 mil­lion into Buck­ing­hamshire’s roads and is com­mit­ting a fur­ther £45mil­lion in the com­ing three years.

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